Forgotten Buffalo: Historic & Hip...An Urban Explorer's Guide to the Buffalo-Niagara Region: Unique Landmarks, Historic Gin Mills, Old World Neighborhoods, History, Nickel City Oddities, Tours and More!
On a sunny September day in 1989, I made my final visit to Crystal Beach Amusement Park in Ontario. For 101 years the park was a summer destination for almost every Western New York child. The pictures below were taken on the last public weekend of operations (A private company day would take place the following weekend). A month later, all the rides and contents of the park were auctioned off ending yet another unique aspect of living in the Niagara Frontier. (The Comet now calls Lake George’s Great Escape Amusement Park home)